Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (HIPO.zw) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
New role: Jamie Heaslip has moved into broadcasting since retiring (Getty Images) The ex-Leinster and Lions back-rower on start-ups, cigarette smoke and boa constrictors This article originally appeared in the April 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Downtime with… Former Ireland No 8 Jamie Heaslip How are you finding doing commentary with the BBC? I’ve enjoyed it. I much prefer it to ‘punditry’ – you say what you see. With punditry you need a beginning, middle and an end, and you have to have an opinion. It has challenged meto remain a student of the game. In real time you have to say what’s going on, so that it’s interesting and gives insight.So I’ve recently sat down with Stuart Lancaster – I met him two weeks ago for dinner – and talked with Joe Schmidt.What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? One of my first jobs was collecting glasses at a local nightclub when I was 15. It was before the smoking ban came in, so you would come home stinking of cigarettes. I’m laughing about it now because we’ve got a couple of pubs, so it’s kind of come full circle.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on a pitch? Probably listening to Nigel Owens with one of his one-liners. Sometimes rugby players take themselves too seriously.Quip thinking: Referee Nigel Owens shares a joke with Kieran Read (Getty Images)How about funniest team-mate? Paul O’Donohue or Fergus McFadden. They are like a jack-in-the-box. They’re both from Leinster but on an international level it would be Andy Powell.There’s very few clean pranks I can tell you about. What’s that old saying? What goes on tour stays on tour.Do you have any phobias? For the life of me I can’t understand why anyone would put a boa constrictor around their neck. It’s designed to strangle you! Why do it?Any guilty pleasures? Love Island is a guilty pleasure, though I’ve not been into it this season. And I suppose I’m more into my daughter’s cartoons than I thought I would be. At the moment it’s PAW Patrol. Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with and why?I’d like to be with someone like that guy from The Office, David Brent. That’d be time well spent.Any hidden talents? Not really but I’d say I’m a good person with dogs. What winds you up? People not being loyal. And people saying things on social media they’d never say to your face.Who would be your dream dinner party guests? I’d have the Scottish comedian Billy Connolly. He’s someone I’ve loved my entire life. It could be a rugby player, but I’d say Connolly, Muhammad Ali and I’d like to talk to Nikola Tesla (inventor/electrical engineer).Which team-mate would you like to be and why? I don’t think I’d be any other forward because the further forward you go, the larger they get. But with the backs, the further back you get, the vainer they are too!So I’ve not played with him but Sergio Parisse is pretty cool. He speaks Italian, French, English and I think Spanish. He’s a pretty good-looking fella, he’s still playing despite being my age and he’s just a slick f*****!What’s the silliest purchase you’ve made? Plenty of things! In my twenties I got all these gadgets I shouldn’t have. I was really into T3 magazine for years.If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I would be Wolverine. It’s the not aging and also the healing. His whole thing is that he’s continually rejuvenating – it’s why he could have the adamantium skeleton. Not being able to go through a metal detector is first-world problems. And they (the X-Men) had a private jet anyway.What about work away from rugby? I have invested in a couple of firms, one of which was sold to Google. I actually worked for Google for 13 months. Right now I spend most of my time working with (FinTech company) Flender – but it depends on the day of the week.So have you always been into tech? I am very into it. I’ve invested in a few, like Kitman Labs. I like companies that come in and ask “why?” when things can be done differently. What can we do better? I like working with disruptors.I was one of the first on social media, because I like breaking the chain of traditional media and going straight to the consumer. I’ve been on it for a long time. I remember being criticised for that and now everyone is on it.So what kind of investor are you? I’m definitely more of an angel investor. I don’t follow the money in. I prefer to have a small slice of a big pie than a big slice of a small pie. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments (1) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Dean and President Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, left, with Ms. Irit Umani.[Seminary of the Southwest] Servant leadership, “the disposition of the heart to put the good of the whole at the center of one’s vocation” is front and center at Seminary of the Southwest’s Matriculation Evensong each September. Since the retirement of much loved professor of pastoral theology, the Rev. Charlie Cook in 2008, the faculty of the seminary has chosen someone who exemplifies a ministry of servanthood to receive the Charles J. Cook Award in Servant Leadership.This year, the faculty selected Ms. Irit Umani, executive director of Trinity Center in Austin, Texas to receive the 2014 award. Trinity Center cares for Austin neighbors who are living on the streets or in shelters near the downtown St. David’s Episcopal Church, which birthed the outreach ministry years ago.“Humanitarian, peace activist, spiritual guide, educator, advocate for the marginalized and friend of the homeless” began the citation for the Israeli-born Ms. Umani. “You have said that the path of service is not that of the preacher or the prophet; rather, it is the path of the Levite who keeps the temple clean and makes certain that there is oil for the lamp.”Accepting the award at Matriculation on September 7, Ms. Umani expressed her hope that the students beginning or continuing their studies and formation would find themselves at graduation “more in love with God and more in love with their neighbor” than they are today.Previous recipients of the Cook Award in Servant Leadership include Judith A. Rhedin, the Rev. Helen Appelberg, Jennifer Long, the Rev. Zane Wilemon and George L. McGonigle. 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October 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm Hello to Fr. Ken Brannon from New York City and his home parish of Holy Trinity. We lifted Ken up for the priesthood many moons ago and are glad to see his ministry so strong. We are proud of you! Judy Milone Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Barbara Capik says: Dr. Erna Lund says: October 13, 2016 at 11:25 pm Well, DOCTOR – didn’t you read that they winter in southern Idaho? They return to the Sawtooth Mountains for the summer months and their wool is highly prized. I would think the young lambs are probably taken for restaurants and grocery stores, so basically these adult sheep are kept for breeding and wooling.Congratulations, Father Ken for a job well done once again! Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Judith Milone says: Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books By Mike PattersonPosted Oct 13, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Comments (7) Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events The Rev Canon Andrew J W Mullins says: In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Sandra McCann says: October 14, 2016 at 6:19 am Fr. Ken, great article and photos. Cathy continues to work on her documentary about sheep and we are going back to the AARome again this year for for the month of November to work on the project. The Trailing of the Sheep Festival is a major part of the film. Hope all is well. 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Rector Belleville, IL Rector Bath, NC The Rev. Ken Brannon blesses thousands of sheep Oct. 9 as part of Ketchum’s annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Photo: Mike Patterson[Episcopal News Service] On a normal Sunday, the Rev. Ken Brannon, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sun Valley, Idaho, ends his services by blessing his congregation. After services on Oct. 9, though, he stood with a shepherd’s crook in the middle of neighboring downtown Ketchum, blessing a thousand baaing sheep as they swarmed past him.The event was the annual sheep parade when hundreds of the four-legged woollies are herded out of the Sawtooth Mountains and driven along Ketchum’s main thoroughfare past throngs of cheering spectators.At the head of this woolly menagerie was Brannon, clad in a black cassock, billowing white surplice and black tippet, and drawing as much applause and shout-outs from the crowds as the stars of the parade, the sheep.The parade, complete with sheep, historic sheep wagons, dancers and musicians, is part of the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, held annually since 1997. The event honors the history of the area’s sheep ranching heritage that dates to the 1860s.The sheep graze on the rich grasses in the high mountain meadows during the summer months. In the fall, they are brought down and taken to warmer climates to spend the winter.The event draws some 26,000 spectators to the Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey, Idaho area for the Sheep Folklife Fair, Sheep Tales Storytelling, a Lamb Dine-Around, sheep dog trials, multicultural performances, culinary events, cooking classes, a fiber festival and Sheepherder’s Ball.Photo: Mike PattersonBut the highlight is Sunday when a large herd of sheep is brought out of the mountains and marched through Ketchum. And it is Brannon’s job to bless them.“I walk and pray that they don’t run over me,” he said. “The first time I did this, I thought that if you get thousands of sheep running at you, it could end badly.”Actually, he said, the sheep flow around him like a slow moving river. “It adds a particular flavor to the parade,” he said.This past Sunday, another particular flavor was added – two small children dressed as sheep wandered onto the parade route. Brannon blessed them as their father scooped them up and headed for the sidewalk.Now in his 10th year at rector of St. Thomas, located on the border of Sun Valley and Ketchum, Brannon learned that the role of blessing the sheep falls to whomever is rector of St. Thomas, a fate due to the fact that a St. Thomas parishioner helped found the festival.Or, as Brannon likes to point out, “They are Episcopal sheep.”“I love doing this,” he said. “It’s pretty unique. There are throngs lining the road. The shepherd’s crook harkens to that good shepherd image. It’s a sweet thing.”Although he can’t associate anyone joining his congregation from his role in the festival, he is often asked for his blessing, a task which once included blessing a cowboy and his horse.In 2016, Brannon was joined in the parade by the Rt. Rev. Brian J. Thom, bishop of the Diocese of Idaho, who was visiting St. Thomas that Sunday.Although the parade is scheduled to begin at noon, it actually depends on the schedule of the sheep, and sheep being sheep, they don’t adhere to strict timetables. As the sheep dawdled along the route one year, Brannon was left stranded in the middle of Main Street — the subject of good-natured fun-poking by the announcer and to the delight of the spectators.What does he say when he blesses the sheep?“My predecessor said, ‘Go and be the best sheep you can be.’ That’s stuck with what the media reports and what people think the prayer is.”Actually, Brannon says the Aaronic blessing, a Jewish blessing from Numbers:“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”He acknowledges there is a bit of tension involved in his role. “I’m there blessing them, and I do enjoy a good lamb meal,” he said. “But that’s how the world works. I’m grateful for what sheep offer to our common life.”— Mike Patterson is a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Blanco, Texas. He is a sheep raiser himself and attended the 2016 Trailing of the Sheep Festival for the third year in a row. October 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm I remember as a child in nearby Bellevue visiting my Beardsley grandparents: the sheep came through and headed down through the town toward Twin Falls…there were covered wagos and there were “secrets” such as there could be robbers who thieved children in the midst of the sheep…it was very exciting and I must have always been in Bellevue (visiting) during the event as I remember it several times…I love all my memories of Blaine, County and many of you (Turner relatives/pioneer family/all friends too)…Leonard Richard Clark (Beardsley), Guatemala Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY October 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm Blessing and leading the sheep to Slaughter–Isn’t that Hypocritical??!! Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET October 13, 2016 at 4:26 pm My classmate is an “mchungagi mwema” (good shepherd in Swahili). Ken, in Tanzania you would be addressed as “mchungagi,” literally “shepherd.” I always liked that. October 13, 2016 at 4:47 pm Wow, looks like you have a funeral. Ministry! Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Diane Carroll says: Featured Jobs & Calls Sheep blessing brings unique role for Idaho priest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Year: Projects Mixed Use Architecture United Kingdom ArchDaily Contractor: Structural Engineer: The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Area: 17000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773626/the-alpine-place-ayre-chamberlain-gaunt Clipboard Architects: Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Parklex International S.L., RIW “COPY” Photographs: Hufton+Crow Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAyre Chamberlain GauntOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingLondon Borough of BrentUnited KingdomPublished on September 15, 2015Cite: “The Alpine Place / Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt” 15 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Dulux, Osram, Toto, Asahimas, Conwood, Dekson, Roman CeramicsStructural Engineer:Anwar Susanto, Cipta SuksesArchitect In Charge:Don Pieto, Henny SuwardiCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Don PietoRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Located in a residential area in West Jakarta, Indonesia, this house occupies a 300 sqm plot of land. Inhabited by a small young family with 2 kids, it was made with careful attention to owner’s family activities during the course of the day. Don Pieto and Henny Suwardi of DP+HS Architects emphasize interlocking space to connect different activities between spaces.Save this picture!2nd Floor PlanThis young family had used to spend most of their time together in a relatively small house where every room and every activity are linked together. When they decided to build their new home on a much larger plot of land, the design goal is to maintain the bond that has been naturally formed over the years, and translate it into space which connects each other — the interlocking space.Save this picture!© Don PietoThe basic idea is to create an unobstructed space consists of living room, dining room. and pantry, that goes all the way to the backyard. The ‘floating box’ above the dining room serves as an activity room with a large opening to maintain the relation between vertical space. The master bedroom is located on the other side, and also facing directly to the living room void, so the parents could watch the kids when they play in the living room and in the activity room as well.Save this picture!SectionThe living room at the center serve as a connector which connects different vertical and horizontal spaces and activities. Big and tall glass partition facing the main road was used to illuminate the entire room. Air outlets are placed below the glass roof upside the stair area, its purpose is to draw the hot air out of the building and trigger the cross-ventilation system.Save this picture!© Don PietoDifferent type of finishing material is applied to define different rooms and different activities. The living room used a white painted exposed brick on the wall to give light texture and casual look for gathering activity, while also helps illuminate the whole space. The ‘floating box’ which serve as an activity room, used tiles on the wall, which arranged in a certain pattern to emphasize the whole floating box and the activity inside. Meanwhile, the master bedroom’s wall used a natural stone with darker color to put an accent in this relatively huge and light space.Project gallerySee allShow lessResidence Stephane Hessel / PLURIEL[LES] ARCHITECTES + Michaël PLACIDI ARCHITECTESelected ProjectsShift Block / Kichi Architectural DesignSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882422/r-plus-e-house-dp-plus-hs-architects Clipboard Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” R+E House / DP+HS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveR+E House / DP+HS Architects Save this picture!© Don Pieto+ 24 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882422/r-plus-e-house-dp-plus-hs-architects Clipboard 2016 R+E House / DP+HS Architects Indonesia “COPY” CopyHouses•Indonesia Year: Architects: DP+HS Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Don Pieto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Houses ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeDP+HS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIndonesiaPublished on October 31, 2017Cite: “R+E House / DP+HS Architects” 30 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this projectSaveKAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Houses Projects Year: Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Singapore Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte Ltd+ 41Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798719/ong-and-ong-pte-ltd-kap-house Clipboard KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd CopyHouses•Singapore Area: 917 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2016 Photographs: Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/798719/ong-and-ong-pte-ltd-kap-house Clipboard Manufacturers: KStone, Perswood, SKKArchitect In Charge:Diego Molina, Maria ArangoProject Team:Eleazar Manahan, Tomas Jaramillo, Ryan Manuel, Julius Caramat, Lee Cheow Yeh, Amos Lau, Lim Yan QingClient:Vista Realty Pte LtdC&S Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceM&E Engineer:PTA Consultants Pte LtdQuantity Surveyor:CCL Chartered SurveyorsMain Contractor:Straits DredgingCivil Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceStructural Engineer:KKC Consultancy ServiceCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesSave this picture!First Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. Reclined within a well-heeled residential enclave, KAP-House reposes behind wild grassland that grows from the remains of the old Malayan Railway. Placed on a plot that was once the sprawling garden of a classic colonial black and white bungalow, the home was imagined as a paradigm of modern tropical living. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe defunct railway, now a preserved green corridor, provides a backdrop of natural tropical terrain. Seeking to capitalize on the beauty of the home’s splendid surroundings, the design team adopted the Japanese design principle of Shakkei, or borrowed view. Their intention was to create a home resplendent in the “likeness of nature, capturing nature alive to create a spectacular vision”.Save this picture!SectionFully attuned to the environment, KAP-House is predicated on capturing its marvelous natural milieu, as the architects carefully aligned the home to emphasize borrowed views of the green corridor. Elemental considerations were prioritized as the design team accounted for factors such as wind direction and solar positioning, introducing a sustainable design framework that allowed the implementation of passive environmental controls within the house program.Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdSimplicity reigns as clean lines and bold structural elements manifest into an elegant design. Architects deployed a programmatic approach when conceptualizing the home. KAP-House features a series of rectilinear volumes placed in interlocking juxtapositions. Individual volumes were conceived in accordance with how their space would be utilized. Underscored in KAP-House’s overall design was the optimization of the borrowed view, as the architects tried to ensure that spaces within the house would benefit from the surrounding natural splendor. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdA holistic approach was employed in order to achieve intrinsic integration between architecture, interior design, and landscaping. Further accentuating the overall design is a meticulously curated material palette – reflected in the stone and timber facades, placid blue pools and waterways, and lush gardens greenery, which bestow KAP-House undeniable aesthetic quality. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdThe home includes four bedrooms together with an additional guest room. The front section of KAP-House that contains the guest room was imagined as a semi-private transition space, where a myriad of colours and textures greets the eye at the home’s spacious driveway entrance. An L-shaped slab of textured reinforced concrete frames a façade of gray zircon wood strips, neatly stacked atop a lower plane of champagne limestone cladding, which stretches into KAP-House’s manicured garden. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdThe entrance foyer leading to the shared common space reveals a system of fully retractable floor-to-ceiling glass windows encasing the living and dining areas. The windows, together with the timber screens found on the upper floor, provide natural cross-ventilation and overall versatility to KAP-House. The Architects’ intention was to allow the greenery of the garden exterior and the borrowed view of the rail corridor beyond to traverse into the refined spaces of the home’s interior. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdPrivate spaces within KAP-House reside within the upper-most volume that holds the bedrooms, as well as the subterranean space that conceals the multimedia room. The gray zircon wood façade from the house entrance extends along the length of the home, forming a system of timber screens that veils the upper-level spaces, while the subterranean zones are distinguished by robust tobacco-colored Cohiba stone.Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdLending character and a supremely natural feel to KAP-House, planted plots of green space are strategically placed to further emphasize the naturalistic motif established within the property. The upstairs family room opens to an elevated garden belvedere, reconnecting the private zones with the exterior green spaces. The private spaces are characterized by treated wood and white stone, where passive environmental controls come in the form of screens and overhangs. Save this picture!Courtesy of ONG&ONG Pte LtdProduct Description. Material selection was vital to the project’s underlying concept. Volumetric elements within KAP-House are subtly differentiated through the material that predominates each section. From the champagne limestone façade at the entrance, to the white plaster and glass that frames the main living area, and even the fair-faced concrete that lines upper volume, each material utilized helps create a seamless transition between spaces.Originally published on November 04, 2016Project gallerySee allShow lessN House / AJH+Selected ProjectsBracketed Space House / Matt Fajkus ArchitectureSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeONG&ONG Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergSingaporePublished on March 21, 2020Cite: “KAP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd” 21 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Help by sharing this information Organisation News RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more December 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Jamming of UN radio station ends after four days Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders —–03.12.2012 – RSF and JED deplore jamming of UN radio on orders of media regulatorReporters Without Borders and its Congolese partner Journalist in Danger (JED) are deeply concerned about an order issued on 1 December by the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC) to jam Radio Okapi.The station, run by the United Nations for the past 10 years, broadcasts throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was ordered off the air for four days and could suffer more severe penalties unless it complies with the demands of the CSAC. Contacted by JED on Monday, the council’s chairman, Jean Bosco Baala, said Radio Okapi was under fire for failing to submit its programme schedule to the media watchdog.“The head of public information for MONUSCO (UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo) rejected the request from the CSAC on the grounds that Radio Okapi benefits from certain privileges and immunities which mean it is not obliged to lodge its programme schedule with the CSAC,” the council ruling stated. JED considers the failure to submit the programme schedule is not sufficient justification by itself for such a decision that adversely affects millions of people for whom the station is the only source of information.Reporters Without Borders said: “While the humanitarian and security situation in Nord-Kivu is a matter of concern for the international community as a whole, the suspension of Radio Okapi deprives the population of vital information and adds to the feeling of insecurity.” Since M23 rebels captured the town of Goma several weeks ago, the region had been subjected to media control by the guerrillas and is now even more isolated from the outside world thanks the excessive action of the CSAC.While hoping that the management of the UN radio station can find a solution to the deadlock, Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger call on the media watchdog to lift the suspension without conditions. The station signal is jammed, preventing it from broadcasting on the FM waveband, but it can be accessed online. The UN special representative, aware of the importance of access to news and information in areas of conflict, decided to use “alternative methods to allow Radio Okapi programmes to be received, even intermittently, in Nord-Kivu”, an initiative applauded by the two organizations. The Congolese media regulator also sent a warning notice to Radio France Internationale (RFI) on 28 November for broadcasting “interviews containing disparaging comments about the authorities and institutions of the DRC”. The CSAC accused RFI of repeatedly broadcasting interviews, between 22 and 27 November, with “a negative force (…) occupying part of the DRC”. Photo : A boy listens to a radio near un UN mission un DR Congo (Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP) Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica to go further Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian News Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, welcome the decision by the High Council for Broadcasting and Communication (CSAC) to stop jamming Radio Okapi on 4 December. The decision to end the jamming after four days was the result of successful negotiations between the CSAC, which regulates the DRC’s broadcast media, and the UN-run radio station.For more information, read the JED press release (in french). News News February 18, 2021 Find out more Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Receive email alerts February 16, 2021 Find out more
iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — The search for the suspected killer of a Houston doctor who once treated former President George H.W. Bush came to an abrupt end Friday morning when he took his own life as authorities closed in, police said.Joseph James Pappas, 62, shot himself in the head after police officers located and confronted him in a residential neighborhood in southwest Houston, according to the city’s police chief, Art Acevedo.Pappas was pronounced dead on the scene.“This is our suspect. The suspect is deceased,” Acevedo announced at a press conference Friday. “He committed suicide when he was confronted by two members of the Houston Police Department here in the southwest division.”Pappas was wanted in the murder of local cardiologist Mark Hausknecht, who previously treated the 41st president.Hausknecht, 65, was riding his bike to work when he was shot and killed on July 20 in a residential area of Houston.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
USPS Inspectors Unit(CHICAGO) — Chicago police are now suspecting possible foul play in the case of a missing pregnant United States Postal Service worker.Kierra Coles, a 27-year-old employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 2.Her two-week disappearance and “the fact that she has fallen off the grid” prompted officials to consider foul play, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.Coles was last seen on surveillance video in her neighborhood on Oct. 2 dressed for work and walking past her car even though she had called out sick, ABC station WLS in Chicago reported.Coles’ mother, Karen Phillips, told WLS that she last spoke with her daughter on Oct. 2. Coles was saying how happy and emotional she was to hear her baby’s heart beating, Phillips said. Cole is about three months pregnant and has a boyfriend.“She wouldn’t go this long without talking to me. We talk every day,” Phillips told WLS. “She wouldn’t have me worrying like this.”“I’m just clueless. I don’t have an idea where my sister could be,” Coles’ sister, Keisha Phillips, 30, told WLS.Keisha Phillips said she’s had many sleepless nights over his sister’s disappearance.“We don’t know if she’s warm, if she’s hungry,” she said.As they wait for answers, family members are passing out flyers in the South Side neighborhood.“Maybe somebody knows something,” Keisha Phillips said. “We just want her home. We love her, we miss her. All we can keep doing right now is praying, looking. We’re not going to give up until we get answers.”The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of its employee.Police said Wednesday that the investigators “continue to get leads and are following up diligently on those leads.”Coles is described as having black hair and brown eyes. She stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.